Movie Nights


Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. After we all click PLAY at the same time, we’ll watch the movie, then re-group for more discussion.

January 22, 2021

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST
Hidden Figures (2016) with with Marlyse Reeves (graduate student in MIT CSAIL) and Janelle Wellons (2016 MIT graduate, now an engineer at NASA JPL)

Register for this free, live Zoom webinar

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA— Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—are the brains behind the spectacular achievement that turned around the Space Race and galvanized the nation: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

PLEASE NOTE: The MIT Museum cannot stream these movies directly. Participants will need to stream, rent, or purchase the films themselves, or simply join us for the discussion.

The MIT Museum aims to make its online programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. Live closed captioning services (CART) will be provided when requested at least two weeks in advance of a program. Please email to request CART services or suggest other accommodations that would help you fully participate in this program.